Mental Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention in Autism - Conference

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Groundbreaking conference addressing mental wellbeing and suicide prevention in autism.*TICKET SALES ENDED 20.11.21*

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Submit an abstract here: https://redcap.link/asfarabstract

*must be an ASFAR member, or contact Dr Darren Hedley on d.hedley@latrobe.edu.au for more information

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Presented in a fully immersive 3D virtual conference environment custom-designed by Collectivibe.com, this dynamic event features keynote speakers, panel discussions, virtual networking and sponsor booths.

This conference is for:

  • Researchers with an interest in autism and/or mental health
  • Clinicians, psychologists and allied health professionals working in autism and/or mental health
  • Students of psychology
  • People with lived experience of autism and/or mental health issues
  • Carers and family members.

This Australian Society for Autism Research conference has a unique focus on enabling connection:

  • between research and practice, and
  • between autistic people and health professionals/clinicians and researchers.

Keynote speakers

  • Dr Brenna Maddox (USA): Deputy editor for the journal Autism in Adulthood. ** Recognizing and reducing suicide risk in autistic people **
  • Associate Professor Jo Robinson, University of Melbourne, Head of Suicide Prevention Research at youth mental health service Orygen.
  • Lisa Morgan (USA), Certified autism specialist and autistic author/advocate.
  • Professor Phil Batterham (ANU, Canberra): Centre for Mental Health Research. ** Understanding and preventing suicidal behaviour in the general population **

Discussion panels

  • Lived experience , led by Dr Jac den Houting (Macquarie University), in which #actuallyautistic people will actively contribute as experts on their own experience.
  • Policy and service provision, led by Chris Templin (of advocacy and support organisation AMAZE), discussing service provision in the policy space.

**Discounted tickets for attendees with lived experience**


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